Department of Social Services

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Economic Assistance The rule changes reflect a cost of living increase for TANF payment standard amounts, and annual federal updates for medical services eligibility. 05/13/2022 06/07/2022 05/23/2022
Child Protective Services The new proposed rules are a result of the passage of HB 1133 from the 2022 Legislative Session. The Department of Social Services was appropriated money to reimburse the cost of an adoptive home study. The child placement agency rule change reflects additional programs or curriculum now available to child placement agencies in South Dakota for training host families. Replacing the language of a specific program with broad topics that must be included in the training adds flexibility yet maintains minimum standards. 05/13/2022 06/07/2022 05/23/2022